25 May 2023

Workshop date: March 21-23, 2023 Location: Jerusalem and Ein Karem, Israel


  • Gili Drori, Hebrew University Jerusalem
  • Anna Kosmützky, Leibniz University Hannover, Leibniz Center for Science and Society (LCSS)
  • Georg Krücken, University of Kassel, International Center for Higher Education Research (INCHER)

Organiser: Nir Rotem, Hebrew University Jerusalem

Space keeper

From left to right,  top to bottom: Adi Sapir, Hokyu Hwang, Georg Krücken, David Kaldeway, Francois van Schalkwyk, Glen Jones, Noah Drezner, David Frank, Gili Drori, Achim Oberg, Seungha Lee, Ulla Eriksson-Zetterquist, Francisco Ramirez, Anna Kosmützky, Annette Bamberger, and Nir Rotem.

A group of 17 social scientists from Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, Sweden, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and South Africa gathered at the end of March in the cloister of Notre Dame de Sion in Ein Karem, near Jerusalem. Their purpose was to engage in debates and collaborative work centered around “long-term perspectives on higher education, organization, and society.” The workshop comprised various working groups that focused on the relationship between universities and society, science and society, university governance and management, space and place in science and higher education, as well as climate change and sustainability. Over the course of three days, these working groups discussed and worked on significant developments and future research perspectives that could shape the agenda for the next one to two decades. The results of their discussions will be presented in written form soon, and plans are underway to continue working on these topics in future workshops.

Generous funding for the workshop was provided by the Hebrew University.